Grandstyle have gathered that gunshots were fired at the Presidency. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, after receiving security report on the incident on Friday 12th of June, detailing gunshots in the precincts of the Presidential Villa, ordered the arrest of the Aide-de-camp to the first lady and all the security aides involved.
The full gist is that what security sources regarded as ‘security breach’ happened at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja on Thursday night, when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, prevailed on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, to go into self -isolation over COVID-19 fears.
The whole wahala started when Sabiu, President Buhari’s nephew, who traveled to Lagos to meet his wife who had delivered a new baby, returned to his residence at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, just outside the Pilot gate.
In the bid to avoid getting infected with COVID-19, sources said, the First Lady Aisha Buhari and three of her children, Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, accompanied by some of her security aides led by the Aide-de-Camp, went to the residence of Sabiu on Thursday night to demand that he should self-isolate for 14 days.
The face off was said to have turned to a heated argument as Sabiu pointed out that he was not the only aide to travel to Lagos.
He cited that the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is in Lagos every weekend till he settles in Abuja, and wondered why he was the only one asked to self isolate for visiting his own wife who just delivered a new baby.
Grandstyle gathered that this was the real cause of the whole problem.
The first lady in company of her children decided to raid his premises, which presidential sources say led to the escape of Sabiu, after gunshots were fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend the President’s aide.
Sabiu ran for his life and escaped to the nearby residence of President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, to spend the night.
The IGP Adamu who later arrested the First Lady’s ADC for causing mayhem, has however been called upon by Aisha Buhari on Friday night to release her aides from detention.
In tweets from her verified twitter handle @aishambuhari on Friday night, the first lady wrote: “That Covid-19 is real and still very much around in our nation is not in doubt. Consequently, I call on all relevant Government Agencies to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by Mr. President and ensure no one is found violating this law and the NCDC guidelines especially on interstate travel without the necessary exemptions for movement of essentials. Anyone who does that should at the very least be made to under go a 14 days mandatory isolation no matter who the person is, no one should be above the law and the Police command will do well to remember that.
Finally, I call on the IGP to release my assigned Staff who are still in the custody of the Police in order to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposure to Covid-19 while in their custody.”